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PIJF
Schooling security: How safe are Kiwi kids in the age of hybrid learning?
With the inevitability of online and hybrid schooling becoming the norm for many Kiwi kids, parents and educators are finding the risks significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.
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Education
Microsoft renews schools agreement, focus on boosting cybersecurity
The new three-year agreement with Ministry of Education aims to make NZ schools even more secure.
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Education
Cyclone named essential NZ supplier for online learning devices
The Ministry of Education has selected Cyclone as one of a handful of essential business suppliers for devices and technologies used in distance and online learning.
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Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education says curriculum won't widen digital divide
The Ministry of Education has come out fighting against criticism that technology in schools may lead to some children from lower socio-economic areas missing out.
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Microsoft
Microsoft extends software provision deal for NZ schools
Microsoft has renewed a deal with the Ministry of Education that will continue provision of free access to Microsoft software in New Zealand schools.
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Education
Propellerhead helps Kiwi kids get access to digital education
More Kiwi kids will have access to tech education, thanks to New Zealand software company Propellerhead...
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Ministry of Education
Budget 2017 supports more te reo digital resources
"This funding will accelerate the design and delivery of localised curriculum resources to support te reo Māori for Ākonga, kaiako and Kāhui Ako."
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Nikki Kaye
Education Minister announces funding to draw STEM teachers
"This Government is continuing to invest heavily in our children’s futures and we have proven our commitment to transforming the education system."
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Ministry of Education
No Prime Minister's education award for tech this year
"While the 2017 Focus Prize could not be awarded this year, we know that there is significant innovation in local curriculum design"
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Ministry of Education
Digital tech to teach students about Passchendaele
"Entrants are asked to use digital technology to produce a curriculum resource for year 7 to 10 students about the Battle of Passchendaele."
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Ministry of Education
COOLs: a divisive subject, but is there a middle ground?
Let's open up a dialogue around Communities of Online Learning. They bring a lot of concerns, but is there more to them than initial reports suggest?
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Ministry of Education
Education minister takes online teaching tools on tour
"The regional expos are about bringing all these changes together to inspire and challenge our education leaders"
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Ministry of Education
Communities of online learning a step closer
"We know that a good education is a passport to the future and we are committed to modernising our education system to meet the challenges."
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Ministry of Education
Digital tech at the forefront of education direction
“For young people growing up today, the virtual world is as real as the physical world."
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Government
Govt continues to splash out on school redevelopment
“This is part of the greatest spend ever on school infrastructure by a New Zealand Government, which so far has seen over $5 billion committed."
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Government
​Govt opens innovative new school in Christchurch
“With the flexible learning spaces and a flexible style of teaching, this stunning school is living proof of what the future of education looks like."
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Ministry of Education
Historic statement signed to entice more Korean students to NZ - and vice versa
The lines between the Republic of Korea and New Zealand have been significantly bolstered with a recently signed statement.
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Ministry of Education
New sign language achievement standards and resources released
“This is all part of the Government’s ongoing work to improve the use and promotion of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand."
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Ministry of Education
Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool
"It is no secret that the national standards are a flawed measure of achievement."
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Ministry of Education
N4L's Managed Network rollout complete
“This is about providing schools and students across New Zealand with access to the vast world of learning resources available online."
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Government
Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out
“Of course it is challenging, absolutely challenging. But that goes with this portfolio – people feel passionately about it, and so they should."
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Government
Papatoetoe school next in line for big govt upgrade
"This project is just one of many underway across Auckland to modernise facilities and add capacity to the school network.”
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Ministry of Education
Education Minister releases latest ERO indicators
“The insights that the indicators will provide schools will act as a catalyst for change so that every Kiwi kid can achieve educational success."
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Ministry of Education
$1 million up for grabs as Govt pushes digital tech in schools
Kiwi schools & technologies providers can bid for $1 million in creative project funding, thanks to a new Request for Proposal announced by the govt.